The Blazers season came to an end with last night’s 103-96 loss to Dallas. The Mavs move on to take on the Lakers in the second round of the playoffs…..Jake Locker was selected with the 8th pick of the NFL Draft, tabbed by the Tennessee Titans. The Seahawks went for Alabama OL James Carpenter with the 25th selection…..The Mariners sweep the Tigers with a 7-2 win behind the pitching of Michael Pineda. The M’s play the Red Sox in Boston today, KLOG 3:00 pm…..LCC hosts Pierce in a DH at 4 pm today. The Devils host Centralia at 1 pm Saturday…..In prep baseball today, Kelso hosts Fort, Woodland is at RAL and Washougal at MM…..In softball, Kelso hosts Fort, RAL at Bay and Hockinson at MM…..In Civil War soccer, MM downed RAL 3-1. The King’s clinch a playoff berth.
Archive | April, 2011
Attorneys on both sides in the case involving 43 year-old Michael Feeney say that they need more time to prepare before he’s arraigned on murder and kidnapping charges. Feeney is accused of gunning down his ex-wife, Dana Enyeart, 39, and Bruce Kamp, 36, of Longview early on the morning of April 10th, with both killings taking place at Kamp’s home on Ammons Drive. Yesterday morning in Cowlitz County Superior Court, Feeney waived “speedy arraignment” in the case. Feeney’s entering of a formal plea in the case has now been set over to Wednesday, June first. Feeney will continue to be held without bail at the Cowlitz County Jail, separate from the general population. Several dozen people took part in a memorial service in honor of Enyeart, held yesterday at St. John Medical Center, an event that also marked the impact of domestic violence on the local community.
Timothy Scott Moss, 30, of Castle Rock is under arrest in connection with that burglary reported earlier this month at a Woodland Fire station, with gas cards and thousands of dollars in fire apparatus stolen. The Sheriff’s Office took Moss into custody after he was identified in security videos from the Commercial Fueling Station in Woodland, using one of the gas cards stolen in the burglary. Investigators report that more than $1,500 in charges have been recorded on the cards at CFN stations around the area. The Daily News reports that an unrelated lead took Deputies to Moss’ home on the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway on Sunday, and that when he was arrested for second-degree possession of stolen property and third-degree theft. It’s noted that none of the stolen fire gear was recovered at Moss’ home, so the investigation is continuing.
Most of the questions that Oregon Representative David Wu fielded at a Portland town hall meeting yesterday dealt with the economy, the budget deficit, Medicare and military spending. It wasn’t until nearly the end of the 90-minute event that one constituent asked Wu why his top staffers left and why Wu should continue to represent the 1st Congressional District, covering Columbia County and the rest of Northwest Oregon. About 40 people attended the event in Southwest Portland, focusing mostly on the topics in front of Congress at this time. When asked about the recent turmoil, Wu said that he’ll “let the political chips fall where they may.” The Democrat has previously said that he’s “in a good place now” after treatment for campaign antics blamed on stress. Wu has several additional Town Halls planned, starting this evening in Newberg. He’ll be in Hillsboro tomorrow evening. On Saturday, Wu will go out to Astoria in the morning, then he’s scheduled to be at Rainier Junior/Senior High School at 2:30 pm on Saturday.
There’s a special workshop planned for this afternoon at the County Expo Center, where Regional Economist Scott Bailey with the Washington Employment Security Department will talk about how you and your organization might be able to use the recently-released data from the Census Bureau. Bailey’s program is called “Unlocking the Mystery–Data 101.” Bailey will provide information on the 2010 Census, along with the 2005-2009 American Community Survey Data. He’ll have information on how this information can be used appropriately, along with data processing tools that will help with things like grant applications and GIS mapping. He’ll also have some information on the regional economic outlook. Contact the Council of Governments at 577-3041 for more information on today’s presentation.
The Community Conversation lectures continue today, with Doctor Dennis Shaw presenting “Illusions: Levi Strauss and the Search for the Primitive.” The free lecture in the Wollenberg Auditorium starts at noon.
As part of LCC’s “Biggest Loser” contest, the ASLCC is bringing in an international expert on nutritional education. Deanna Latson is set to speak at 5:30 pm in the LCC Student Center Commons, talking about lifestyle changes that could help to improve your health and wellbeing. Some of the topics for today’s talk include foods you can eat to stay fit, meals that can help students get ready for test days and finals, “slow poisons” that we ingest each day, steps you can take to avoid feeling lethargic, and the “top ten” foods that sabotage weight loss efforts. The interactive presentation at the Student Center is free.
There’s a “Burn to Learn” exercise planned for this Saturday up in the Rose Valley area. Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue says that the Rose Valley Friends Church is donating their gymnasium at 1437 Rose Valley Road for a “live burn” training exercise. Three engine companies and two water tenders will be involved in the training exercise, which will run from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday. Cowlitz 2 officials say that they’ll conduct a number of scenarios, and will continue the exercise until the building is completely gone. Portions of the training will be videotaped and narrated to be used in future training of fire cadets, and for public education on fire conditions and fire behavior. Saturday’s “live burn” will be open to public viewing. Find out more about Saturday’s exercise, or about donating a structure for similar training exercises by calling Cowlitz 2 at 578-5218.
The PeaceHealth St. John Foundation is announcing the appointment of two new board members. Sister Rose Marie Nigro has been named to the board, along with Don Cianci of Mr. C’s Photography. Nigro has recently retired from her daily role with Saint John Medical Center, most recently working as Director of Community Ministry, Mission and Values. She’s also served on many other social service boards and commissions throughout the Cowlitz County area. Nigro says that it’s a privilege to associate with the women and men who make is possible for St. John Medical Center to fulfill its mission of providing compassionate care. Along with his photographic work, Cianci is involved with several local boards, including the Humane Society, Rotary and the Longview Sandbaggers. Cianci says that he believes in the hospital’s cause, and by serving on this board, he hopes to help the Foundation and hospital in achieving its goals. The PeaceHealth St. John Foundation helps to support the hospital’s mission by raising funds to support projects approved by the board.
Today is the deadline to submit nominations for this year’s Robert A. Long Historic Preservation Awards. The Longview Historic Preservation Commission wants to recognize local citizens who’ve been contributing to the history and story of Longview, and who have completed outstanding work in the field of historic preservation. Nominations should have a written summary of the accomplishments and contributions to historic preservation. You can present the nominations in person at today’s meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission, set to start at 5:30 pm in the small conference room on the second floor of the Longview City Hall. The award will be presented on May 7th, at the opening ceremonies for Longview Historic Preservation Month. Call 442-5092, or go to the City of Longview website to get additional details.